An LNG carrier is a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas.Size & capacity of LNG carriers has increased since 2005. Qatargas developed 2 new classes of LNG carriers, referred to as Q-Flex and Q-Max. Each ship has a cargo capacity of between 210m/266m cubic meters and is equipped with a re-liquefaction plant.LNG carrier has 4 to 6 tanks located along the center-line of the vessel.Tanks on board function as giant thermoses to keep the liquid gas cold
The Q-Max Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier of Nakilat (Qatar) fleet of 25+ LNG carriers managed by Shell , the Mozah seen here was the largest LNG vessel ever to be built, & will be delivering LNG across the world. Its length is that of three & a half Football pitches, her engines produce the same power as 590 Mini cars or 900 Smart cars. The fuel tanks could carry enough fuel to power a Smart car for 112 Million miles, almost 4,500 times around the world.
The upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 34DF engine is rapidly becoming established as an industry standard. The three major South Korean shipyards are supporting the use of this engine for auxiliary applications in the LNG Carrier segment where dual-fuel engines are favoured.